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. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. a baltimore city firefighter accused of running an online prostitution ring. this isn't his first time facing these types of charges. mike schuh has the latest on this case. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a year and a half ago when that city firefighter faced similar charges and at that time he was given probation. >> inside this warehouse in west baltimore police say 29-year-old jamar simmons and 33-year-old franklin coit were running an online prostitution ring. >> i can't imagine anything scandalous one going on in here. >> it turns out simmons is a baltimore city fireman. he was arrested monday. >> we found handgun, ammo, marijuana and various ljers and documents -- ledgers and documents that would suggest an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> simmons had a similar run in with the law back in 2010. court records show baltimore city police arrested him for human trafficking and prostitution but most of the charges were dropped, he ended up with a year of
spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she needed help
. let's swing it around the area and again it's steady heavy rains around baltimore city. you go out towards the beltways and 70. columbia seeing pretty good down pours and out towards essex from 695 towards essex and the chesapeake is seeing good downpours of rain and north of town right around westminster still seeing some of the lightning bolts coming down and that's going to move towards the south and east. we have a flash flood warning in parts of frederick county and we will show you cooler temperatures coming up in a little bit guys.>> this week we will finally get some sort of reprieve from thestifling temperatures we have been experiencing. they blanketed much of the country and here in maryland it's been especially bad. this weekend temperatures in our area reached triple digits. making it uncomfortable anddownright dangerous. sherrie johnson joins with us more on what people are doing and those who fell victim to the heat. >> reporter: yes, finally a break from the heat we have learned so far in maryland, 13 people have died because of the extreme heat. that's according to
available. he wanted to the fbi...but first his plans were to become a baltimore city police officer and detective.but those dreams were abruptly cut short, when william daughtry was killed last july in what his mother calls a random act of violence. violence.janice park is streaming live at baltimore city police headquarters to tell us more about this mother's fight for justice. jan? janice?karen,carlene stewart describes her son as an honors &pstudent...who had just taken test...to become a baltimore city police officer.but now this same department that's investigating his murder. strangers walking by, don't give much thought to this corner in northeast baltimore. messages written to william daughtry may be washing away... away...but they will forever be with his mother, carlene ste: stewart:"i believe in my heart, my son sees my tears and smile and he's with me ever" everyday""the last thing my son said to me was mom i'll be " back""and i never thought that would be last time i would see my son alive"last july, the 20 year old who dreamed of being a city police officer was skateb
in baltimore county and baltimore city. bge still has out of town crews helping repair the damage. they say the majority are out of the homes and not big sections of the neighborhood. if you or a loved one are still without power you should contact bge. right now the call center is staffed 24 hours a day. you can contact them through the website and you can get in touch with them by twitter and facebook as well. >>> like we just said many are just a few houses on the street here or there while the rest of the neighborhood has power. we found one of those outages in a home where power is the only way for the people there to get to bed. tony talked to a woman named judi about why she has been sleeping on the couch in the past week. >> reporter: you have everything. >> christian has something to statement. >> is the camera work something. >> reporter: and hopes the power company is listening. >> i need to talk to you. >> reporter: they had to sit outside tonight to beat the heat inside. >> i'm -- if she gets to hot. she may go into seizures. >> reporter: she has cp and walks with two canes
in baltimore city among heavy strike outny with residents and fire -- scrutiny of residents and firefighters, truck 10 has been given an extension until october when it will show down, but residents say safety really is their main concern. >> they saved my life. i passed out here near the woods and they came me, and brought an ambulance to me and came and saved my life. >> i would )a÷say bthe !k÷7gov would need to look somewhere else to cut the budget than to mess with the fire department. >>> tom blast within the fire department says the city's fire response time is still quicker than the national average. they claim these changes won't slow down the response time. >>> the people behind the st. patrick's day beating pleaded guilty today. aaron parsons the suspect who in the studio was sentenced to three years in prison, a judge sentenced two of the suspects davis and deangelo carter to time served and probation. and baldwin, the fourth person in the video had already been in trouble for another crime and faces three years in jail. >>> top officials at johns hop kins i don't want say the
. >> baltimore city police said they tried to pull that suv driver over just because he wasn't wearing his seat belt. he slowed down and then just took off. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene as the driver fleeing police goes head onto another car on telegraph road. it didn't stop there. that suspect jumps out of the car and takes off on foot. heavily armed officers and k-9s rushed through the woods, backyards and parks. nearly an hour later, wjz is only camera on the scene, as police find the suspect siding inside a vacant home. >> pretty crazy but justice prevailed. >> ed was behind the wheel of his car when the suspect's durango swerved right into him. >> he swerved the try to avoid me, i swerved to try to avoid him and i guess our cars hit. >> the pursuit started in downtown baltimore where police say the driver sideswiped several cars and fled busting a temporary water main. when the suv hit 395 police followed by air as the driver erratically swerved along 97 south, route 100 and telegraph road before he crashed. >> that's a long ride. >> this is what's left of the durango after the crash
... a majority of the outages are in baltimore city. city.here's a look at the latest numbers... total- anne arundel-baltimore city- baltimore county- the damaging weather comes as more than 300 thousand people are preparing to attend artscape in the city. city. joel d. smith is live on the charles street bridge to see how the exhibits and tents survived the storm. good morning joel d. america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting america's largest free america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape artists, 3 stages... 17 generators350k one hour earlier... 3 coming up... the number of whooping cough cases is expected to hit a record high this year. we'll tell you why... and the group of people who are most at risk. and we're continuing to follow breaking news out of colorado... where a shooting at a midnight showing of the new batman movie... leaves at least 14 people dead.the latest we're learni
decades on the baltimore city police force. but now an officer is forced to resign in disgrace. mary is in the newsroom with more on this case. >> reporter: the detective and her daughter both pleaded guilty today to theft. police sayanderson undercharged her mother. as she brought groceries at this food depot. a security officer spotted what was going on and alerted managers. today, early received probation judgment. early must serve three months probation. >>> anderson received six months supervised probation. air a woman who injected potentially deadly substances. wjz is live in federal court. mike hellgren with more on the sentence and reaction to it. mike? >> vic, she says she was just trying to feed her family and told the judge she accepted responsibility. in addition to those three years, she get a $25,000 fine, far less than the $2 fifty,000 fine the government wanted. can't say anything. >> she said she was just trying to get people to feel better about themselves. never realizing the danger. federal prosecutors say it was industrial grade. the kind used in paint and furnit
. this is a national problem. and i can tell you, people are outraged. >> reporter: baltimore city's crumbling system supplies the entire region including baltimore county and hartford county. many fear it is still not enough to keep up with the aging system. >> testified that she would like to see some sort of a trust fund established. this makes sense. we need to do this. >> reporter: back on light street, a temporary water system finally allowed businesses here to reopen. >> i'm shocked because it looks scary. >> anxious, scared, nervous. >> reporter: many wonder where and when will the next emergency strike? >> reporter: they're sticking to the three-week estimate to get it fixed, but it could shift defending on what they find when they get underground. >> the final cost for the light street repairs hasn't been tallied but is estimated to be in the millions. >>> firefighters strapped on their gears and hit the stairs today. they are in town for a firefighters convention. they started the daze honoring firefighters lost in the world trade center on 9/11. they ran a total of 110 flights and wore ph
up... enforcement ...at... movie theaters...///. baltimore... city... and county police... say... people... will see more officers... patrolling... malls and movie... theaters...// theaters...// keith daniels live in north baltimore where some moviegoers are cautious.. keith 3 3 jeff... we're live at the rotunda on 41st street.. where that same "batman" movie that was tragically interrupted in colorado... is now showing. ........and tonight, police say if there's trouble.. they are prepared. prepared. at movie theaters across the country, where hollywood often imitates life.. there's word of a real life tragedy. (woman) "i think that was a random act of madness.." ......movie-goers at the landmark theater in downtown baltimore, reacting to that deadly shooting at a theater in colorado.(woman) "you go to a movie and you don't make it home. it's just tragic." baltimore city police ave posted an officer outside the landmark. the department says there's no information that suggests that an attack like what we saw in colorado would happen here....
tv. before hd and wjz.com baltimore. >> from the city to the county is, now has complete coverage. >> . >> >> a former principal is murdered in florida. >>> was a perceptible in chesapeake pasadena. officials found him floating in a canal. one of the officials rented a house from norman. he says there was trouble between landlord and tenant. >> it was vacant, but then he said, i let these brands go in. and then he said, they are not paying them. >> he was principal at chesapeake until 1983 and the auditorium is named for him. >> a baltimore firefighter is arrested in an fbi raid accused of running a prostitution ring out of a local warehouse. it's not the first time his face such allegations. we have a shocking investigation from police headquarters. >> back in 2010 jamar simmons was arrested for human trafficking and prostitution. he pled not guilty and was given probation. >> inside this house is where police say jamar simmons and franklin coit we're running on online prostitution ring. >> i can't imagine anything scandalous would be going on in here. >> even more surprising i
, in baltimore city we do have several roads that are shut down. it's all for this weekend's artscape, many of which include north charles street, dolphin street, mount royal avenue, for a complete traffic advisory, just go to abc2news.com. and we'll let you know how to get there the easiest way possible. and in downtown baltimore, right in the inner harbor, the water main break continues to shut down light street, that's between baltimore street and lombard street. do leave yourself extra time if you are traveling in the area. megan and charley, over to you. >>> want to go back now to that breaking news story for you out of aurora, colorado. this happened around 12:30 this morning their time, 2:30 here on the eastern seaboard. seaduring the premier of "the dark knight rises." the premier show about 20 minutes in, a gunman reportedly walked into the back of the theater, released a canister in there and randomly began opening fire on people enjoying that movie. it appears to have been planned somewhat because witnesses who were in the theater say, megan, this happened during a shootout scen
at the updated numbers. baltimore county still has it the worst with nearly 20,000 out. baltimore city, howard county and anne arundel county are also hit hard. in total, about 44,000 bge customers are without power right now. >> well, here's more frustrating news for those in the dark. this heat is growing more intense. emergency rooms are starting to fill up with patients who are dehydrated or worse. monique griego has late word on moredeaths linked to this receipt heat wave. >> reporter: another day under a vicious sun, as triple-digit temperatures bear down on baltimore. >> the humidity has made it unbearable. doesn't matter if you're in the shade or in the sun. >> i'm sweating water now. i feel like a walking river right now. >> reporter: people sweating it out in the city, try to refuel, create their own shade, or simply ditch a few layers in an effort to stay cool. >> it's horrible. hot and sweaty is not a good feeling. >> on the way to keep cool. umbrella, fans and water. >> reporter: but when it's in hot, the weather isn't just uncomfortable. it can be dangerous. >> we definitely see
in maryland, baltimore city reporting more than any other city. >> so the danger is day after day after day of high heat, the most vulnerable of us in the community are even more vulnerable. so that includes the elderly folks with underlying heart conditions. it's critical for them to be in cool spaces. >> reporter: hydration is the key to survival for anyone working outdoors. >> you can actually fry an egg on the roof. >> reporter: roofs baking in the sun can reach temperatures of 180 degrees. part of why roofers often altser their schedules. start early in the morning and try to get off at 2:00 before the heat sets in. drink a lott of water and gate -- a lot of water and gatorade. >> reporter: for chimney repairmen, that means take a lot of breaks. >> he mr. come down and i from -- he will come down and i will go up. take breaks. it helps a lot. >> i get a slurpee when i have to to go sit in my car until it cools down. that's the only way i survive. >> reporter: city pools are open an extra hour today because of this code red heat alert. in fact, the city has open 11 different cooling sta
is underway. >> this is wjz tv, wjz hd and wjz.com baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. it's 8:01. we start with the very latest on the horrific movie theater shooting not far from denver, colorado. police are now examining the expected shooters department. we're in aurora with more. >> reporter: president obama will be here later this morning to meet with the families of the victims of this mass shooting. investigators say james holmes planned his massacre with calculation and deliberation. fbi investigators will be back shooting for evidence inside the apartment. on saturday bomb squad technicians set off a controlled debt in addition to help clear the explosives. a trip wire was discovered running across the front door to detonate dozens of homemade bombs. >> this department was designed based on everything i seen to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police say he spent over $15,000 over several months to build his assault rifles
, about 45,000 bge customers are without power. baltimore city, baltimore county, still the hardest hit areas. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage all summer long. for the updated forecast and a look at live doppler radar, log onto week.com. >>> the body of a man believed to be a missing jet skier is recovered in baltimore county. 47-year-old harry gillis was last seen early tuesday in essex. that afternoon, his jet ski was found drifting with the keys in the ignition. the coast guard searched a six- mile stretch of back river wednesday. last evening a body washed up near a dock. an autopsy will confirm the identity of the man and how he died. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed florida teenager, could go free. a judge granted zimmerman bail for a second time. randall pinkston reports for wjz from new york. >> reporter: a judge set bail for george zimmerman at $1 million. that's a lot more than the $150,000 bond he was released on in april. but the judge revoked that bond last month, after prosecutors said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about
. baltimore city reporting more than any other jurisdiction. >> the danger is with day after day after day of high heat, the most vulnerable of us in the community are even more vulnerable, so that includes the elerly folks with underlying health conditions and it's critical for them to be in cool spaces to stay hydrated. >> reporter: hydration is the key for survival for anyone working outdoors. roofers baking in the sun up to 103 degrees, part of the reason why they alternate their schedules. >> start in the morning. drink a lot of water and gatorade. >> reporter: the higher you go, the hotter it is. >> we take turns, go back and forth. he comes down, gets in the shade for a bit and then i go back up and take turns. it helps out a lot. >> reporter: it's the kind of heat having some carrying umbrellas for shade and others whatever they can. >> i get a slurpee until it cools down. that's it. >> reporter: so many people with their air conditioners right now that it actually becomes a drain on the power. b.g.e. have a peak rewards program that could have their air conditioners cycled on and
worker in the future. >>> baltimore city will receive more than $7 million as part as a settlement with wells fargo many they targeted minorities for subprime home loans. wells fargo will pay 4 1/2 million dollars to help people buy or renovate homes. another 3 million will go towards priority housing and foreclosure related to initiative. >>> there could be another special session turns out published reports say governor o'malley is set to meet with key state leaders next week to discuss a possibility. lawmakers would discuss the possible casino at the national harbor as well as allowing table games at the slots only casinos. >>> that is big story on abc to2 news.com -- abc2news.com a huge solar flair erupted from the sun expected -- flare erupted from the sun expected to arrive tomorrow morning. the space weather prediction center says there should minimal impact in terms of communication and disruptions to the power grids. >> bullying is not just happening to kids in classrooms. now it's moving into other places. >> employees say it is happening in the workplace. and this mornin
to the city as part of a settlement. baltimore sued wells fargo accusing sub prime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods. baltimore will get $7.5 million for lending assistance programs. the settlement includes restitution for effected city residents. >>> a plane full of passengers looks on at bwi as two flight attendants are rushed from the tarmac to the hospital. as kai jackson explains, hazmat crews were brought in to search the plane. >> sky chopper 13 is high above bwi airport after southwest airlines flight 709 made its scheduled landing with an emergency on board. >> the airplane is parked at gait a-1. >> the flight originated in virginia. authorities say at some point in the air a flight attendant became sick. once the plane landed it was determined a second flight attendant was also ill, both complaining of nausea. >> authorities say after the flight landed at bwi the two stick flight attendants were taken to the hospital and a has malt team with the ann arundel county fire department inspected the plane. >> they did air samples to see what would have been the cause. they
for you throughout the morning. >>> a baltimore city firefighter is in big trouble with the law this morning. he's one of two men charged in running a prostitution ring and this morning abc 2 news linda stow is live at the fire department with all of the details. linda, what do you know? >>reporter: charley, that firefighter has been suspended without pay. in fact, this isn't the first time he's been charged with something like this. back in 2010 he was charged with sex trafficking, but he received probation before a judgment which allowed him to keep his job as a city firefighter. police say he's 29-year-old ja mar simmons. they also arrested franklin koit. the city police collaborated to make the bust. they executed a search warrant at 208 south pulaski street and found a lot of condoms and sexual aids. the task force says the fbi's involvement indicate there is could have been a large number of victims forced to work as prostitutes and that some of them could have been children. neighbors say they knew just something wasn't right. >> there's a lot of women going up in there
in baltimore city. >> like the others, they follow the same pattern. they tend to be older. all of them are over the age of 45. they're distributed around the state. >> reporter: the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions are most vulnerable. and that message is getting out. >> if you do have somebody elderly in your family, you do need to check on them. especially if they don't have air conditioning. >> reporter: one step that could prevent the death toll from rising as we head into august. maryland has issued 12 heat advisories this summer already. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> the city opened several cooling centers throughout the day today. and extended hours at public pools. remember, wjz 13 is always on. check in for first warning weather coverage. for updates on the forecast, live doppler radar any time, log onto wjz.com. >>> well, fresh off harsh criticism from their dur etcho storm response, bge is seeking rate increases. if approved by the public service commission, the transmission portion of your bill would increase by about 6.6%. gas transmission
by this scheme. >> reporter: is there any doubt in your mind that these banks hurt the city of baltimore? >> absolutely no doubt. we cannot stand by when we feel that we are being cheated. >> reporter: stephanie rawlings- blake, the mayor of baltimore, says the libor manipulation hurt america's cities at the worst possible time, the height of the recession. as the city balanced a budget deficit by closing fire stations, recreational centers, and schools, the mayor says the banks added to the deficit with artificially low interest rates that underpaid the city on investments. officials estimate the loss at up to several million dollars. given the deficit that you faced to begin with-- $65 million, $68 million-- are you saying the banks piled on? >> you're talking about $1 million or $2 million-- that, you know, that's a fire company, that's recreation centers, that's, you know, services that our city needs, and we're going to fight for that. >> reporter: in downtown baltimore, the head of the firefighters union, michael campbell, says the closing of some fire stations slowed down the resp
stories this morning. baltimore city police are investigating a shooting in northwest baltimore. police say a man was shot multiple times just after 3:00 on saturday morning in the 3500 block of west belvedere avenue. the 21-year-old hit in the face and body and was taken to an area hospital and is in critical but stable condition. detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the northwest precinct. y multivehicle car accident sent many people to the hospital. this morning, there is no word of what caused that crash. meanwhile, howard county police have identified the man killed in a car crash in ellicott city. the accident happened around 1:45 saturday in the 9500 block of old frederick road. police say an 87-year-old's truck ran off the road and struck a tree. he was pronounced dead at the scene. officials say that the accident was partially caused by the driver's failure to reduce speed on wet roads but that crash is still under investigation. and a programming note to pass along, lieutenant governor anthony brown will be our q&a guest in the next hour
. >> dozens of processors gathered outside about the super block project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the proposal. a waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the full city council still needs to approve that council. the dispute between the mayor and the comptroller continues. pratt contends that the mayor is circumventing the procurement process with the phones. >> they want a response to her. you don't have to vote no to a contract -- >> during the meeting, a motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was rejected. the door was left open for some further negotiations. >> take a look at this video. crews were called to cherry hill on wednesday evening. a mat caught fire and spread throughout the playground. penn state has an investigation into the jerry sandusky situation. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jail, some await another verdict. >> our mandate is clear. >> penn state hired louis freeh in november to lead an independent investigation into the school's handli
in the area of old york road. new crash, in to us on the city. light st., baltimore and lombard, water main breaks continuing for the next three weeks. here is a live view of traffic. we will update you on today's in the area -- delays in the aea. southbound, there are delays from 175 down to 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava as a check on your forecast. >> boy, is it going to be hot today warm start to the day, hotter in the afternoon. feels even worse than it fell yesterday, and yesterday it felt pretty bad. we do expect at least a thunderstorm in the area this afternoon. could be on the strong side. we have to include that chance. slight risk for severe weather all the way down to d.c. and baltimore and the northern part of the eastern shore. you don't have to cancel your outdoor plans, but any storm could be on the strong side. we have clear weather on the way with a cold front approaching the area. this will hang out the next couple of days, but a big relief this weekend. >>> we're back now, 8:00 on wednesday morning. it's the 18th day of july, 2012. let's be honest. yes,
means that landlords cannot evict tenants for owning pit bulls. >>> baltimore's city fire chief getting a raise. the city council approved a new 6 year contract. by the ended -- end of the deal his salary will be $28,000 higher than his current pay. three city fire companies just closed due to budget constraints. >>> ann arundel county police are forced to use a taser on a man running naked through the street. police found james frederick brown partly nude. police say he threatened officers resisted arrest and it took several officers and a taser ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." the enchanting unusual broadway musical "once" took home eight tony awards last month, including best musical. >> oscar independent film in 1996. tells the story of an irish musician and immigrant drawn together by love of music. >> the show's gifted star, steve kazee and cristin milioti are here. >> great to have you here. full disclosure, anybody associated with this show i became obsessed after seeing it. this is a lot of people feel go in not knowing what to expect and walk out of
of dollars for the state of maryland. millions of dollars for prince george's county, baltimore city. >> governor o'malley says he won't call a special session until he has an agreement from house leaders. the assembly must take action by august 20th if it wants the issue to get on the november ballot. >>> still ahead, a major milestone today for the dulles rail project. >> and an approach to protect school children in fairfax county from predators. why some bus routes could be changing. >> team u.s.a. got off to a bad start last night. but ended strong. we're checking sports later. >> here's a live look outside. it is going to be a scorcher, folks. we'll get the latest weather from tucker, traffic from lauren in just a little bit. so stay with us for that. it's 7:11 right now. ould be our own is troubled mitt romney supports overturning roe versus wade. romney backed a law that outlaws all abortion -- even in cases of rape and incest. and that's not all. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] for women, planned parenthood means life-saving cancer screenings
at our top stories this morning. baltimore city fire chief james clack says he is serious about getting a raise for city firefighters. the board of estimates approved a contract extension and an increase of 18% in his pay over a five-year period. the move sparked outrage from union members. the chief called 98 rock that he would donate his race to a nonprofit fire foundation its rank-and-file firefighters were not issued their own pay raise next year. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> a few problems, but nothing too bad. the one accident we have at patapsco avenue, be careful there. this one is clearing from the shoulder now. eastbound 7 and hoods mill road. all lanes are open. charles street and bellona ave, traffic lights are on flash. we have the same situation south at washington boulevard. as far as delays, let's give you a live view of traffic. southbound traffic looks heavy here at 295 and 175. let's switch to a live view of j.f.x. and northern parkway. checks out just fine. over to you, tony. >> you probably noticed high, then cloud cover to start the day. we do no
. i am mindy basara. here is a look at one of our top stories. the baltimore city board of estimates approves a new contract and pay raise for fire chief james clack. jack young and joan pratt voted against the agreement. it comes the same week two fire companies shut down and the third is set to close this fall. >> typical summer day in baltimore. warm, not to humid. highs in the upper eighties to around 90 but perhaps a better chance for rain beginning of next week.
.he is seeking the declaration for the city of baltimore and calvert, charles, kent, montgomery and saint mary's counties. b-g-e announced today that its seeking rate increases for both electric and gas distribution. company officials say they asked state regulators for the increase today...to help comply with recently enacted state and federally reliability and safety requirements. the rate hike would increase electric bills by seven dollars and twenty-two cents per month.and increase gas by four dollars and sixty-two cents per month. if approved...... rates are expected to go up in february. the company also sought an increase in rates in 20-10. more than... 50 homes... will... weekend.../ after... a... water main break.../ ruptured ... in... the ásameá sinkhole ... that... led... to a... brokee gas line... in... east baltimore. this ... the scene...wednesday.../ when... the city...wass forced to close... 4 blocks... from... east monument... to... milton street .../ the.. sinkhole... also... forced.. several... businesses
with temperatures back into the 60s in many spots. 75 in baltimore. 74 ocean city and 72 fredericksburg. kind of partly to mostly sunny skies. and high temperatures where they should be, 89 in washington. 90 fredericksburg. changes in the forecast this weekend, details in a minute. tony and allison, back to both of you. >>> tucker, thank you. new this morning, in a few minutes, the internal report into the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal is expected to be released. it's from a team led by a former fbi director. they interviewed hundreds of people to find out how penn state university responded to warning signs that the former defensive coordinator was a serial child molester. a letter has surfaced from joe paterno and writes the issue is not a football scandal, but academic scandal. >>> more evidence is expected to be released today in the shooting death of trayvon martin. it will include statements from witnesses, police reports and notes and george zimmerman's calls to police. zimmerman was released from jail after posting bail last friday. he shot martin in february. he maintains he did i
on by the city of baltimore and several of its residents who said they were targeted for bad loans. >>> a new way for fight crime right on your smart phone. >> we are talking about apps, of course. a man created an app because he was fed up with being a victim. we'll show you how it all works coming up next. >>> welcome back. these days, there is a smart phone app for everything. this morning, we are talk bathe new app meant to help keep you safe. it is called prime push and it allows you to report a crime to police by hitting a button. >> the creator is a d.c. resident who has been the victim of a crime three times in the last eight months. audrey barnes explains. >> it is the lieu light in your pocket, like a little guardian angel. >> reporter: the blue light he is referring to is the glow of your smart phone equipped with a brand-new app called crime push. it is free and can be downloaded through itunes and google play stores. >> you can add picture, video are or audio evidence so the police can see exactly what air viewing. >> reporter: since it works off gps, par the might like the check-in
police -- baltimore city police are looking into a deadly home invasion. three people shot. one man is dead, two others survive. police believe this is possibly drug related. so far there are no arrests. >>> if you dread waiting in line at the motor vehicle administration, maryland drivers under the age of 40 can renew online. in the future they will accommodate the vision test for drivers #40e -- 40 and older. stay with wjz 13. do you see it ? there it is ! there it is ! where ? where ? it's getting away ! where is it ? it's gone. we'll find it. any day can be an adventure. that's why we got a subaru. love wherever the road takes you. wow, there it is. ♪ >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." from where to live to how to spend your money there is a lot to know about being retired. >> executive editor ken budd of the magazine of "aarp" tells us the top five things everyone needs to know. welcome. >> good to be here. thanks for having me. >> so this is what you're telling us is what we need to know about being retired. >> exactly, right. >> so, what do we need to know
september the 4th. >>> the baltimore city department of public works is urging people to conserve water due to a potentially dangerous water main. it runs under train tracks. using a robot camera, dpw spotted serious rust damage inside the 54-inch rain leading from the infiltration plant in baltimore. tests are scheduled for later this morning. >>> four people charged in the videotaped beating of a tourist on st. patrick's day pled guilty. parsons has been sentenced to one year in jail. carter and davis were sentenced to time served. baldwin will be sentenced december the 11th. >>> for break knees winner i will have another has been sold for $10 million. he was sold to a japanese firm. he will now be on stud coustic guitar: pop ] [ barks ] [ cat meows ] [ woman ] ♪ i just want to be okay ♪ ♪ be okay, be okay ♪ ♪ i just want to be okay today ♪ - ♪ i just want to know today ♪ - [ whistles ] ♪ know today, know today ♪ - [ cat meows ] - ♪ know that maybe i will be okay ♪ [ chimes ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about...
a chance to experience restaurants that they may not normally go to. check out new things in the city. >> reporter: baltimore's restaurant week continues for 10 days and includings two weekends. so make your reservations early. >> it's a wonderful opportunity for us. we know that during restaurant week, a lot of customers we see are new faces. and that's a great opportunity for us to do what we do best. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> and we'll do what we do best as customers, and that's eat. this is baltimore's seventh summer restaurant week. for a complete list of participating restaurants, log onto our website, wjz.com, and click on news. >>> coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. >> take a deep breath. >> electronic tlc. see the latest in doctor care that may be coming to a hospital near you. >>> a petri dish of germs. where bwi falls in a survey of disease-spreading airports. >>> and it's a sticky afternoon. bob has the latest on the heat advisory in his first warning forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stores on wjz -- stories on wjz.com, instant [ barks ] [
is urged to contact the city's homicide unit. we're learning city police are investigating a third shooting in northeast baltimore. a man was found shot just before 10:00 this evening. paramedics responded and transport the victim to a hospital. we do not know the condition of the victim or the circumstances surrounding the shooting. >> anne arundel county police are investigating the death of an active duty member of the national guard. he was climbing over the balcony at the embassy suites hotel. he was fell and taken to the hospital, where he later died. witnesses say the air men did seem intoxicated. an exact cause of death has not been determined. the man had just returned from an overseas deployment. the search is on for the suspects that robbed a royal farms store in hartford county. the surveillance photos show the men entering the store. when they were inside come that they assaulted the two clerks. anyone with information is asked to call crime solvers. last month, howard county police said a scarcity of drugs led five men to come up with a creative solution to their problem. they
temperatures will remain cloudy. warm and humid and feels better than yesterday; 73, baltimore; 76 in ocean city and this is the forecast today. plenty of crowds around and some peeks of sunshine. >> and weren't those overnight lows? >> and time to hit the roads with julie. >> and what we're finding is traffic building and that is an 18-minute commute and that is some congestion forming here and to that eastbound six below 50 and 123 and with that southbound 270 and that is to some scales south of the interchange and that is padding 118. >>> we're following some breaking news this morning. the shooting happened last night and in to that mount vernon section, the police saw two men acting suspiciously. and the police returned fire and hitting one suspect who was pronounced dead at a hospital and there is no officers who were injured. >>> cleanup efforts are underway. >> and the storm hit fredericksburg, virginia, the hardest and that is where melanie alnwick is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, wisdom. as the sun comes up, on quieting -- we're getting a better picture of the d
serious rain. almost 2 inches in northern sections of baltimore county. south of the city, downtown that, a little more than half inch almost. and bwi just a quarter. south of us, almost nothing fell on the lower eastern shore. and not very much either, far western maryland. hagerstown only had 9/100ths of an inch. tonight, areas will get downpours. others won't see a drop. >>> thank you, bob. let's go check on the roads with kristy breslin. she's at wjz traffic control. hello, kristy. >>> delays pretty much everywhere. traveling on that west side inner loop, expect at least 25 minutes to security boulevard. on the north side of the inner loop, delays stretch there from york road around the perring parkway. and northbound 95, that's one long delay. begins at 395 and goes well past whitemarsh boulevard. westbound heavy from the patapsco river bridge to the beltway. also eastbound very heavy there, as you make your way towards the beltway. as far as city accidents go, plenty of them. west franklin at pulaski. north carolina, east fayette. and curtis avenue at ben hill. let's take a live lo
't be said for two other fire companies. as of today, truck 15 in east baltimore and squad 11 on the city's south side will be shut down permanently. their crews will be reassigned to other firehouses. fire chief jim clack says cutting the companies will prevent rotating firehouse closures going on for the past two years. now all three fire companies were slated to close on july 1st but the city kept them open to respond to the storms that hit our area last week. linda so, abc2 news. >>> 40 people in laurel are wake up in other homes after fires swept through the apartment building. sunday morning, people living on tiger lily path were told to get out of the smoke from the third floor window. look at this video. part of the building collapsed. two firefighters suffered minor injuries including one being overcome by the heat. red cross is helping those displaced families get back on the feet. >>> most helpless feeling for a neighbor a home catches fire and so involved they couldn't do anything to safe person. >> a woman died in her home before anyone could save her. sherrie johnson is here
and nebraska. you have another area with philadelphia, new york city, down into the dc baltimore area. this is the area where we could see heat index values easily over 100 degrees up to 110 degrees will be heat index valleys across portions of these areas. today's high temperatures will be getting very hot out there. 94 new york city. 94 in stick. triple digits across parts of the planes 105 is the high temperature we are expecting in kansas city. you factor in the humidity of course it feels even worse. dc you could see the heat index value of 106 degrees 101 nashville and 104 in new york city. as we head into the afternoon hours we will see sours and storms coming up that will be bringing in relief from the hot temperatures very shortly. before it does so showers and storms across parts of the northeast, philadelphia, dc we will be seeing some of the showers and storms later on today. some could produce large hail and damaging wind gusts. keep that in mind if you have warnings issued across the area especially in the yellow zone make sure to seek shelter immediately as we could see
." >>> welcome back to "early today." a beautiful day here towards new york city. phil request as well. three sharp line with a better chance of thunderstorms down towards d.c., baltimore as well, extending back through a good portion of tennessee, even into the southeast, eastern texas may also see a chance for a few thunderstorms. if you're watching us on news channel 8 on your side in tampa, florida, lakeland, learn about water conservation while creating your own rain thunderstorm at explorations children's matter. >> if only i was 5 again. darn. >>> now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment news. some are calling it this super hero summer at the box office because it started with "the avengers" ended with "batman returns," and this weekend belongs to another comic hero. the new friendly neighborhood spider-man spun himself a $65 million opening weekend. the amazing spidman added a whopping $129 million overseas for a grand worldwide total, get this, todd, $341 million so far. huge, huge. >>> the previous top film "ted" fell to second with an impressive $32 mil
on this is actually going to be on cold spring in the city and the crash in baltimore county right in pikesville is going to be on millford mill and deerfield road. expect a lot of congestion on outer loop from liberty road towards root 40 and this is what it looks like in overl-ea at bel air road. outer loop nice and slow as you make the push up towards loch raven boulevard. that's the amount bc2 timesaver traffic. >>> investigators are looking into what caused a plane to crash in montgomery county killing one person. it went down near the davis airport last night. the pilot died at the scene and the other person on board was flown to shock trauma currently listed in critical condition. >>> bge will charge some you who lost power. bill stablation adjustment allows them to charge customers whether they had power or not for the first 24 hour period of the outage. if you went without power longer than day you won't be charged. on facebook this morning we are asking you about a new york shop now having dress codes for the customers. they say no sunglasses, no hats, and no hoodies. what do you think
. baltimore, 67. winchester, 63 degrees. that is nice. 73 in ocean city. always nice in ocean city this time year. looking at the forecast, sunshine for all of us. high temperatures in the upper 80s to about 90. we'll be 89 in washington. 90 in fredericksburg this afternoon. >> okay. thank you, tucker. >>> before we get to julie, we'll talk about this traffic situation that we want to tell you about. there is a nifty early morning accident in prince george's county. >> the southbound lanes of route 210 are closed at barry road in accokeek, maryland. police believe one of the vehicles may have been traveling in the wrong direction on 210. let's get more from julie wright. >> good morning. yes, the southbound lanes remain closed off at this time. the northbound stretch of the highway according to police has been reopened. there is an ongoing investigation that is taking place right now. southbound 210 between barry road and the county line, northbound traffic is able to get by at this hour with very little delay. that will impact your commute coming in out of charles county. also on the beltwa
. 80 in annapolis, a little cooler as you get toward the bay. ocean city a cool spot with that easterly flow. temperatures right now near 70 degrees. the tube point makes a it great difference. -- dew point makes a great difference. in the mid-50's for baltimore. closer to the water, mid--60 for annapolis. current weather pattern showing just a few thin clouds in the sky. most of the clouds are off the eastern shore. we have more clouds coming in from virginia. a couple sprinkles trying to show up on the radar. mostly just an error in the radar but there are more showers showing up to the south. this is causing heavy rain from tennessee toward texas. it is stationary, not moving much. it is going to sit in place for the next couple of days. areas of low pressure helped enhance the rain in a few locations. we are waiting for this to push up north and for a second friend to come in. this is all going to push to the east and -- second front to come in. this is all going to push to the east and we can get some much- needed rain. 87 in dallas. 90 in kansas city. 80 in the mid atlantic. much
, mike. a water main break continues to cause big problems in downtown baltimore. light street is shut down between baltimore street and lombard street. there is a detour in place, but you will want to expect heavy congestion in the area. many roads closed in the city for this weekend's artscape. for a complete list, go to abc2news.com, all the information there that you will need to know. if you are traveling the jfx, no delays getting into the city. here's a live look at the beltway in parkville on harford road. outer loop moving slowly up to the boulevard. megan, over to you. >> lauren, thanks. >>> thousands of people went without power overnight and into this morning after the storms hit us last night. cars tried to drive into flooded streets in downtown baltimore. the hilton at camden yards has serious cleaning up to do today after flood waters went through the ceiling and water managed to get into the emergency room of johns hopkins as well. >>> today we may learn the identity of a pilot killed in a plane crash outside of ocean city. police say the small banner plane was having
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